OpenGeocoding

The aim of this service is to offer worldwide addressing and geocoding based on a participatory approach.

Every day, postal addresses are used as a common means to provide citizens, business entities and public administrations with a simple and clear description of locations.

OpenGeocoding.org is a concept and a website developed by one of th ealumni of our University, Astrit Rimayanti, in 2007. This project aims to collect geocoded address data, e. g. postal addresses and coordinates, in order to make them available and usable by web based services on a worldwide level with a focus on developing countries.

Your support

To achieve this goal and for the mutual benefit for the societies in each of your countries we would like to ask for your support in several ways.

  • If you are the owner or custodian of address data we would like to invite you to provide your data at the disposal of a worldwide community.
  • In addition we invite you to promote this project and publicize the benefits that all of us can derive from it, to your colleagues, partners, and friends and invite them to share their data as well.
  • And, at a minimum, you can use the OpenGeocoding website, to digitize your location and other locations you know.
  • Tell your Twitter followers: Interesting and useful service: http://opengeocoding.org
The geocoded information provided is made available through the website by a digital user interface as well by web services in different formats. This interoperable service can be integrated into your application and business processes as well as through the web.

The data will be protected by a licence similar to OpenStreetMap (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).

We encourage you to join our community and we hope we could together realize our idea of a data repository and service useful for each participant and for the society.

Feel free to contact us if you have any question or suggestion.

FAQ

Q :
What is geocoding address?
A :
Geocoding address is the process of the determination of the coordinates for the location of a street address.
Q :
What does this open geocoding means?
A :
Open geocoding offers participatory of community based geocoding services.
Q :

What are the advantages of geocoding application in this website?

A :
It allows users to save their address and geocode the specified address
Q :
What do I need to access this website so that I can save my address?
A :
To have access to store your address, you need to have username so that you can login and save your address
Q :
Which online mapping tools used in this site ?
A :
Google Maps
Q :
What result does this site offer ?
A :
Geocoding output is in XML, CSV, KML, and interactive which can have visualization on map
Q :
What is web services?
A :
Web services describe a standardized way for integrating Web based applications which allow different application from different sources
Q :
Which browser is suitable for this application?
A :
Mozilla firefox would be suitable for this application
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Which reference data does this site use ?
A :
From geonames website and from world fact website
Q :
Is the geocoding application here commercial ?
A :
This site offers free geocoding solution which independents from commercial solutions
Q :
Where do I report bugs while using geocoding services in this website?
A :
You can send message to the administrator and report your bugs

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